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Headdress (Egungun)

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Nigeria, Abeokuta region (?)
Culture:
Yoruba peoples
Medium:
Wood, pigment, iron nails
Dimensions:
H. 15 15/16 x W. 7 13/16 x D. 13 5/16 in. (40.6 x 19.8 x 33.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.192
Not on view
(German Auction House (possibly Gerd Rosen, Berlin), January 1960); [M.L.J. Lemaire, Amsterdam, until 1960]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1960, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1960–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 383.



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